This headstone is for my mother's uncle, Joseph Zimmeth. He was the oldest of the Zimmeth children and was born in Iosco county. His marriage record at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Tawas, Michigan states that he was baptized in AuSable, Michigan and that the church records were destroyed in the 1911 fire. You may say that Michigan was keeping vital records as early as 1867, but in fact, there are no birth records for many people born before 1900 as well as no death records for a great many either.
|Headstone for Joe Zimmeth|
Here is the obit for Joe.
From Pinconning Journal.
Services Friday Morning for Joseph Zimmeth.
Joseph Zimmeth passed away on Tuesday afternoon of this week, September 17, at the home of his brother, Charles Zimmeth who resides on South Van Etten street in Pinconning. He had been in poor health for over a year. Mr. Zimmeth was 84 years of age, born April 14, 1873, in East Tawas.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock from St. Agnes Church with Rev. Fr. Casimer Szyper officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph cemetery in East Tawas. The body is at the Lee Funeral Home.
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